Cane Creek Double X Headset

DESCRIPTION

Cane Creek Double X 1.5" Headset: Compatible with OnePointFive frames (with 49.5mm ID) and forks. Sealed cartridge bearings with T-seals. 7075 machined aluminum cups, 20mm insertion depth.

USER REVIEWS

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[May 27, 2003]
Patrick
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Very stiff, completely eliminated any noise from the frame/fork/headset interfaces, looks pretty cool on your bike.

Weakness:

NONE AT ALL!

If you have a Cannondale and are sick of headshock like I was this is the only way to go. When I got my Bomber I was first using reducer cups to hold it on there and it made soooooooooooooo much noise i couldn't stand it. After I picked up this headset all noise and flexing completely disappeared. Buy it you won't regret it!

Similar Products Used:

Reducer cups-really bad news.

[Mar 28, 2006]
Grant
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Lets me run a real live, non-Cannondale fork. Sealed bearings.

Weakness:

Somehow I scoff at the price of a King headset, but this thing made sense. It is expensive.

To be clear, the Double X is for forks with 1.5 steerers. The Double Xc and Xc short (which is what I use) are the reducer headsets that allow you to run a 1 1/8 steerer in your Cannondale.

So far, I have nothing but praise. I haven't heard or felt anything untoward from the headset. It allowed me to exchange a Fatty for a new fork with 100mm travel and a fancy schmancy stable platform for less than half of what a comparably speced Lefty would have set me back. That's even before you talk about the new hub for the Lefty.....in that regard, maybe it isn't so expensive.

Love the new fork. Thanks, headset.

[Feb 15, 2004]
Carlos
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

This headset solves a long standing incompatibility problem between Cannondale frames and real forks.

Weakness:

None, but wish it was available many years ago.

I have had my CAAD2 frame since '97 and have upgraded everything all the way, except for the Fatty 70mm SL POS Headshock. When I learned of this product, I had to try it, and am extremely pleased with the results. I hammered the Headshok out and installed a real fork with the Cane Creek Headset. The result was spectacular performance. Absolutely no rattles, smooth operation, great looks. Also, because the headset comes with spacers, I did not have to cut the steerer tube, and can swap forks between my other bikes.

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Chris King NoThreadSet

[Sep 24, 2005]
MIKE
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Great Add-on for an older Cannondale. Also great because no reducer cups are needed so it takes up less stack height.

Weakness:

NONE

Great headset and shop around for prices. Greenfish had the $60 price acouple of weeks ago.

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Aheadset

[Apr 09, 2004]
RAS
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Same as below - frighteningly so! 98 CAAD2. Headshok was rediculous for where I live! When it died, a new 2003 Marzocci MX Pro ETA 105mm fell in my lap, so, after some research, I purchased this headset. It is killer! Everything I have to say was said below.

Weakness:

A bit spendy, but the shock was free, so hey...

Thank You Cane Creek!

Diss your headshock and get into the REAL world of fork suspension! You'll be AMAZED!

ps. most of the guys I know have at least one $3-5,000 bike, and whenever I pull up to the shop on my little C'dale, everyone smiles and wants to take it for a spin! It's a really cool little bike now that it has a worthy shock!!

[May 15, 2004]
G G
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Lets me use a state-of-the-art fork instead of a 50mm Headshok in my Cannondale without screwing up the geometry.

Weakness:

Heavy heavy but worth it if you're happy with your frame. The sleeves that slide into the head tube were longer than the machined recess in the head tube. I already bought a nice Fox fork so I sucked it in and took a hacksaw to my new headset(gulp, but happy ending). It worked fine, my bike rides like a dream on it's new fork! It's still about a third of a pound heavier than Cane Creek headsets in my other bikes but, hey, gotta bridge a fairly big gap.

Good way to upgrade a Cannondale, wish I didn't need to use a hacksaw on it first!

Similar Products Used:

1 1/8 Cane Creek, Cannondale Headshok, old threaded sets.

[Sep 01, 2004]
Rollin
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Finally have a worthy fork on my C'dale! Beautiful workmanship. Beefy! I have total confidence on the biggest drops w/ this headset!

Weakness:

Expensive, but you get what you pay for! Worth every penny!

Thank God for this headset!

[Dec 11, 2005]
Marshall
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

This is about the best headset to buy in the 1.5 category. Race face doesn't make one, neither does Chris King. That being said, I wanted to get a sealed bearing headset. So this was the obvious choice.

Weakness:

None that I can think of right now.

As far as I am concerned, until Chris King or Race Face makes a 1.5 headset, this is the best choice. This is a quality product for sure, I would just like a Race Face one to match all the other components on my bike. I got mine on eBay for less than 1/2 of the MSRP.

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FSA

[May 30, 2006]
jeff
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

wont ever break looks pretty sick

Weakness:

makes i wierd loud cracking noise under pressure and im so pissed off about it

its nice and strong but is very loud

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nothing like this finicky thing

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